Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology by Denys A. Stocks

By Denys A. Stocks

During this clean and fascinating quantity, Denys A. shares examines the archaeological and pictorial facts for masonry in historical Egypt. via a chain of experiments within which he assessments and evaluates over 2 hundred reconstructed and copy instruments, he brings alive the equipment and practices of historical Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the strategies and advances made via this striking civilisation.

This sensible method of realizing the basics of historic Egyptian stoneworking exhibits the evolution of instruments and methods, and the way those come jointly to provide the wonders of Egyptian paintings and structure.
Comprehensively illustrated with over 200 photos and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will convey a clean point of view to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and know-how. by way of combining the data of a latest engineer with the method of an archaeologist and historian, Denys shares has created a piece that may trap the mind's eye of all Egyptology students and lovers.

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Therefore, for simplicity, the word ‘flint’ will be used to mean both flint and chert. However, for the igneous stone tests in Chapter 3, a differentiation between flint and chert will be mentioned where necessary. The production of stone beads commenced in Neolithic times,27 continuing into the Predynastic and Dynastic periods. 28 Throughout all periods of ancient Egypt the people were passionately fond of beads; consequently, vast numbers were manufactured. It is clear that the creation of such prodigious numbers of beads became highly organized.

156–250; V–XIII, 1930, pp. 21–83; I–IV, 1932, pp. 36–97; XVI–XXVII, 1933, pp. 54–97; X, 1934, pp. 118–32; I–V, 1940, pp. 3–25; P. Bovier-Lapierre, ‘Une nouvelle station néolithique (El Omari) au nord d’Hélouan (Égypte)’, Compte rendu, Congrès International de Géographie IV, 1926; F. Debono, ‘El Omari (près d’Hélouan), exposé sommaire sur les campagnes des fouilles 1943–1944 et 1948’, ASAÉ 48, 1948, pp. 561–9; F. Debono and B. Mortensen, El Omari: A Neolithic Settlement and Other Sites in the Vicinity of Wadi Hof, Helwan, Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 1990.

Maréchal, ‘Les outils égyptiens en cuivre’, Métaux, Corrosion, Industries XXXII, 1957, pp. 132–3. M. 1 Following on from Petrie’s suggestion, it is likely that several particular Predynastic stone implements were developed and transformed into five metallic tools. These were the flint endscraper2 (the copper chisel and the adze blade), the denticulated, or serrated, flint sickle blade and knife3 (the serrated copper woodcutting saw, but no Predynastic examples have been found), the flint knife4 (the copper knife) and the stone hand-axe,5 manufactured in flint and other hard stones, but sometimes hafted for use as an adze blade (the copper axe).

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